MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 15, 2014Building Surveying, Facilities Management and Engineering Conference (BSFMEC 2014)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||19 August 2014|
Utilisation of Oil Palm Ash in Foamed Concrete
1 School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, 11800, Malaysia
2 School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang 11800, Malaysia
This study is a part of an on-going research examining the properties of foam concrete when replacing the cement with semi-processed Oil Palm Ash (OPA). Replacements range from 25% to 65% were used for a mix having the mix ratio of (1:2:0.45) and having the target density of 1300kg/m3. All mixes were tested for their strength using the compressive, splitting tensile and flexural strengths up to the age of 28 days. Results show that a 25% replacement level exhibited higher compressive and splitting tensile strength than that of the control mix at the age of 28 days. However, the same replacement level exhibited a close strength to that of the control mix when tested for the flexural strength at the same age.
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